One of my favourite swaps on Flickr is the brilliant X Factor pillow swap organised by Tiina. Unlike other swaps you don’t have to commit to taking part in a round and you don’t make for a specific partner, which removes a load of the stress involved.
Instead you make a cushion/pillow to the theme of the round, send a photo in and then after secret voting (which only the Swap Mama knows the results of) you are sent a surprise pillow in the post.
The theme for round 7 was “low volume”. This is the pillow I made..
And this is the one I received. A very witty take on the “low volume” theme by Stephanie from Spontaneous Threads…
The really funny thing is that right up until I received the email yesterday from my partner who’d just received my pillow, I hadn’t clicked that I’d actually done a straight swap! So Stephanie both made the pillow for me and received the one I made too!
I’m in awe of Stephanie’s wiggly quilting. It would never turn out that way if I did it!
The next round which is due on 25th January has the theme of log cabin/text, which is rather funny as Stephanie and I have already managed to cover that between us in this round! Anyone can take part by requesting to join the group on Flickr.